Meaning of dagga in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdaxə/


mass nounSouth African
  • Cannabis.

    ‘while we waited we shared pipes of dagga’
    • ‘Superintendent Oates said once the growers had harvested their crops, they passed the dagga on to dealers who used various methods to transport it to the major cities.’
    • ‘Most of the dagga had been confiscated by the organised crime unit with assistance from local dog unit members on the N2 near Komga during routine patrols.’
    • ‘Marais said the man had no knowledge of selling the dagga to the men and it was later found they had broken into a second house owned by him using the bolt cutter to cut a padlock.’
    • ‘Police acting on a tip-off raided the farm and destroyed the dagga.’
    • ‘Members of Sanab kept watch and when the truck stopped there at 3.40 am it was searched and the dagga found hidden among chemical containers.’


Late 17th century from Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi dachab.